Working in Brisbane and Melbourne, touring nationally and internationally, debase has been creating new shows since 1998.
We produce a wide range of work for a wide range of audiences; from children’s theatre to cabaret and everything in-between.
For debase, the relationship with our audience is paramount. This is reflected in the way we create and program work with and for specific audiences.
debase in 2018
Who’d have thought that twenty years ago, we’d all be here, still making theatre and still making each other laugh.
Over our twenty years we have produced over 40 original works, created performance events in nightclubs, warehouses, bars and on the streets. Our works have been seen by over 200 000 people in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Great Britain. We have worked with over 800 artists, used over 300 red noses and consumed innumerable ice cold beers.
Thanks to all those who have joined us on this crazy ride so far.
Clown and Slapstick Masterclass
Don’t be afraid. Forget floppy shoes, bad make up, oversized pants and Stephen King. This 2-day masterclass in contemporary physical comedy, with acclaimed comedy practitioner Scott Witt, will help you unleash your inner idiot whilst developing skills in the unique art of knock-about slapstick.
Two of Queensland’s most fearless physical comedians, Neridah Waters and debase core creative Bridget Boyle, are combining to form Waters & Boyle – a comedy double act like no other.
The Moulin Beige
Paris is home to the Moulin Rouge but Melbourne prefers her cheeky little sister, The Moulin Beige. Blending stand up comedy, cabaret and variety this old school vaudeville night will leave you feeling delightfully entertained.
Performed by award winning comedian Liz Skitch, this is a show for mums, dads and anyone who has ever wondered what their mother was like before she became ‘mum’.
Mothermorphosis is a delightfully entertaining and powerfully honest one-woman show exploring the changes and surprises that one encounters on entering Motherhood.
Where were you the night of the 2015 NRL Grand Final? The night when long-time underdogs the North Queensland Cowboys won in an all-Queensland nail-biter that changed the game, and the state, forever. For one family of Cowboys diehards, their whole lives have led up to this moment.
Developed especially for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The Squad brought debase’s signature brand of physical comedy across the coast!